Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.09
Liaison Joseph Kahn
Submission Date Oct. 15, 2020

STARS v2.2

Central Michigan University
PA-6: Assessing Diversity and Equity

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Nikita Murry
Diversity Education Director
Diversity Education
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Has the institution engaged in a structured assessment process during the previous three years to improve diversity, equity and inclusion on campus?:
Yes

A brief description of the assessment process and the framework, scorecard(s) and/or tool(s) used:

The Office for Institutional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion has an available summary of initiatives for 2019-2020. These initiatives are personalized for numerous departments/colleges, including:

-Alumni Relations
-Athletics
-College of Arts and Media
-College of Business Administration
-College of Education and Human Services
-College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
-College of Medicine
-Communication Sciences and Disorders
-College of Science and Engineering
-Enrollment and Student Services - Multi Media Production
-Enrollment and Student Services - Student Transportation
-Finance and Administrative Services Division
-Office of Research and Graduate Studies
-P&A Council
-President’s Division
-Provost Office/Academic Division
-Student Government Association
-University Libraries
-University Communications

For each college or department, there is a specific, personalized plan created by a member of that college or department to transform CMU as an institution into one that is more able to respond to incidents and support diversity, equity and inclusion.

Each college and department is required to answer these questions:
-Who organizes the unit’s diversity efforts and communicates with the UDEIC?
-What group of advisors or representatives is engaged, and with what frequency?
-How will your 2019-2020 initiatives addressed each of the three areas of emphasis? (This question is asked three separate times under the umbrella of diversity, equity and inclusion.)
-How will you measure outcomes or know that the initiative is effective? Who do you expect to reach with the initiative at what scale? This question is asked three separate times under the umbrella of diversity, equity and inclusion.)
-If any of your initiatives are collaborative, identify the initiative(s) and list your collaborating partners.
-List the person(s) of group(s) responsible for carrying out each of your 2019-20 initiatives.
-Describe the unit resources dedicated to each initiative described above.


Does the assessment process address campus climate by engaging stakeholders to assess the attitudes, perceptions and behaviors of employees and students, including the experiences of underrepresented groups?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address student outcomes related to diversity, equity and success?:
Yes

Does the assessment process address employee outcomes related to diversity and equity?:
Yes

A brief description of the most recent assessment findings and how the results are used in shaping policy, programs, and initiatives:

Results are used to formulate new programs and initiatives, and adjust or build upon the current 70+ goals for the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Although survey results are available to the public, a notable highlight is that after taking the assessment, 34% of CMU students felt that they were capable of playing a role in making CMU more inclusive. Additionally, 82% of students felt that after taking the assessment, they were more open to interacting with people who are different.


Are the results of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment shared with the campus community?:
Yes

A brief description of how the assessment results are shared with the campus community:

The results are available on the CMU website.


Are the results (or a summary of the results) of the most recent structured diversity and equity assessment publicly posted?:
Yes

The diversity and equity assessment report or summary (upload):
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Website URL where the diversity and equity assessment report or summary is publicly posted:
Website URL where information about the institution’s diversity and equity assessment efforts is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:
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